>> we can't blame the republicans on this. listen, american people, they want leadership and if the congress does nothing, and the bush tax cuts expire, that's why it is a fiscal cliff, it's not a slope. people, lose jobs and even if they go back to the congress and fix it after the the damage is done, the damage has already been done and going back to the stock market as well. >> kelly: ladies, really, the damage that could be done, should this fiscal cliff be passed, or actually if we fall into it, is $2,000 on everybody's head and shoulders in terms of tax increases, and perhaps more for those who are -- who can't afford to do that. so, when you look at this, it's desperate times right now. congress has to step up and do something, the president has to find a way of leading congress, all members of congress, republican and democrats, to the table and they have to find some compromise. if they don't do that, what do we stand to lose?